Multi-lingual breast health booklet introduced for underserved population of women in GTA

October 18, 2015

"Providing multi-lingual resources ensures a greater awareness of programs and services that are currently provided by Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada. The Be Breast Aware initiative and new booklets will connect women to life-saving breast screening programs in their own communities and provide them with a breast health resource that helps women make better health choices," says Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion.

"With more than half of the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) representing visible minorities, the value of a publication like the Be Breast Aware booklet is obvious," says Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO, Central West LHIN, which serves residents of Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin County, Malton, Orangeville, Rexdale, Shelburne and Woodbridge. "Reaching out to diverse communities to help educate them on good health practices is a crucial part of improving the overall health of our residents, and is why we feel this publication is so valuable."

Be Breast Aware is available for download at www.willow and free copies are being distributed through community health centres, community-based organizations supporting newcomers, doctor's offices and Ontario Breast Screening Program affiliated sites across the GTA.